Transform Healthcare with KCMS!

Are you passionate about making a difference in healthcare? Join the King County Medical Society (KCMS) – where over 4,000 dedicated members work together to shape the future of medicine in King County!

Since 1888, KCMS has been the heartbeat of the medical community, advocating for the highest standards in medical practice. Our mission? To be the powerful voice and fearless advocate for physicians and patients at every level – local, state, and federal.

Why KCMS? In King County, there are over 12,500 physicians whose voices need to be heard. KCMS is here to amplify those voices, ensuring your ideas and concerns drive meaningful change in healthcare.

Here’s What We Offer:

  • Your Voice, Amplified: Stand with a community that champions your interests and those of your patients, influencing healthcare policies that matter.
  • Grow and Shine: Access top-notch educational resources, mentorship programs, and networking events that propel your career forward.
  • Make an Impact: Participate in initiatives that enhance public health and strengthen the physician-patient bond, creating a healthier King County for all.
  • Stay Ahead: Embrace innovation with our support for cutting-edge research and best practices, keeping you at the forefront of medical excellence.

At KCMS, we believe in the power of unity and collaboration. Together, we can create a healthcare system that truly serves everyone. Be a part of something extraordinary

Ready to Make a Difference? Join KCMS and join a movement. A movement that is passionate, proactive, and committed to excellence. Let’s transform healthcare together – join KCMS today!

  • Successfully crafted Prior Authorization legislation, signed into law by WA state Governor Jay Inslee.
  • Orchestrated the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines to thousands of physicians, their staff, and patients early in the vaccine phase.
  • Manufactured tens of thousands of PPE units through our “Frontline PPE” initiative, which were distributed throughout WA state, ensuring the safety and connectivity of frontline workers with their patients during the pandemic.
  • Provided thousands of telehealth equipment units during the pandemic to support remote healthcare delivery.
  • Revised outdated legislation to enable more thorough and equitable death investigations.
  • Lobbied for improvements in firearm injury and death prevention.
  • Successfully advocated for telemedicine parity.
  • Expanded and integrated vaccine databases throughout WA state.
  • Championed the successful effort for lead testing in schools.
  • Continued to promote universal access to health care.
  • Fostered collaborations with legislators and communities to secure essential funding and support for various health initiatives.
  • Supported healthcare innovation startups, driving advancements in medical technology and patient care.
  • Our Commitments
    • Support and Protection for Healthcare Workers: We ensure that healthcare workers receive the support and protection they need to deliver exceptional care. Our initiatives are designed to create a safe and supportive environment for all medical professionals.
    • Collective Responsibility: We are dedicated to helping the medical profession meet its collective responsibilities to the public. By addressing and resolving healthcare delivery issues, we aim to improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare for everyone.
    • Unified Advocacy: KCMS unites county physicians to advocate for both their interests and the public health of our community. Through collective action, we strengthen the voice of the medical profession and champion the needs of patients and healthcare workers alike.
    • Enhance Public Perception: We nurture a favorable public perception of the medical profession by educating the public about the significant contributions of medicine to public welfare. Our efforts aim to foster greater appreciation and trust in the medical field.
    • Public Protection: Protecting the public from exploitation is one of our core values. We strive to ensure ethical and fair practices within the healthcare system, safeguarding the interests of patients and the community.
    • Innovative Payment Methods: We monitor and advocate for the improvement of payment methods for medical services. Our goal is to ensure that these methods are fair, efficient, and beneficial for both medical professionals and patients.
    • Advancement in Medicine: KCMS is committed to promoting and advancing the art, skill, knowledge, and interest in medicine. By supporting medical innovation and education, we work to improve overall health and raise the standard of living for everyone.

King County Medical Society Community Foundation (KCMS-CF) is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all individuals. We recognize and value each person’s unique contributions and perspectives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or socioeconomic background.

KCMS-CF strives to create an atmosphere where every member feels respected, heard, and supported. We actively seek to engage and collaborate with diverse communities, reflecting our society. By embracing diversity, we enrich patient care and drive innovation in healthcare.

KCMS-CF is dedicated to continuous education, addressing biases, and challenging systemic inequities within the medical community. We commit to advocating for equitable healthcare policies, reducing health disparities, and improving access to quality care for all.

That’s why the KCMS-CF created the Underrepresented in Medicine Scholarship. We actively promote diversity and inclusivity by providing financial support and resources to underrepresented individuals pursuing medical careers. This scholarship aims to address the disparities in representation and create opportunities for those who have been historically marginalized. Together, we can build a more equitable and diverse future in medicine.

Protecting the environment can provide immediate public health and economic benefits. Climate change and declining ocean health endangers people’s health and causes hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. By acting boldly to address these threats, we can improve millions of lives today – and build a safer, healthier future for the generations to come. Working together toward common goals, we can overcome these challenges. That’s what King County Medical Society is all about. We hope you will join us today!